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Rumor: Full PS3 Backwards Compatibility Only Weeks Away?

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268w ago - Recently it was reported that Sony patented software-based PS2 emulation technology. This got users excited who own 80GB, 40GB and 160GB PS3 consoles without backwards compatability.

Although the article speculated that the upcoming PS3 slim may utilize this technology, today a German Web site has supposedly gained comment from a Sony employee, to quote:

This brings us to the German Web site [Register or Login to view links], which claims to have gained comment from a Sony employee stating that full backwards compatibility is coming to US PS3's as a firmware update in the "next few weeks."

If this rumor is true, it will make many newer PS3 console owners very happy indeed!

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Daxbau's Avatar
#10 - Daxbau - 268w ago
i think the thing people keep forgetting is, how good this system actually is, what will it mean, how many of them will work, etc =P

i mean if its near 100% thats good, if its around 30 or so, a tad lack luster

I think the article about the patent said the new method was aiming and could deliver 100% backwards compatibility, fingers crossed it works and they release it soon!

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#9 - semitope - 268w ago
It better be to load ps2 discs, and it better be hackable to load burnt ps2 discs... or else!

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#8 - gtxboyracer - 268w ago
but it may be for PSN to start selling PS2 games, not the load ps2 disc on ps3...

If they are going to do one, they will be doing the other. Meaning, playing local PS2 Game Discs as well as downloaded off the Playstation Store.

rickylyh's Avatar
#7 - rickylyh - 268w ago
but it may be for PSN to start selling PS2 games, not the load ps2 disc on ps3...

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#6 - PS3 News - 268w ago
Its DemoNews (DEMO news) not demon news :P. Hope this is true.
Fixed the typo.. nice catch and +Rep!

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